A Basic Ear Quiz – How Much Do You Know?

by Virupakshi
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The ear is a fascinating organ and albeit, a very important one. Ear allows us to perceive the myriads of sounds that surround us. They play a very vital role in communication, physical balance, perception of threat and dangers, and much more.

In fact, ears are so important that we cannot imagine a life without them. It is not that humans are the only ones that heavily depend on ears. Most of the animals that we know are dependent on ears. Take, for instance, the dogs or the cows, or the birds, or even various insects. Almost everyone uses ears for the purpose of communication in addition to vocalizations.

So, we don’t really need to assert the importance of ears. You already know it. It is better that we insist that you play this amazing and yet simple ear quiz. We are sure that you will be surprised to learn how little you know about the ears.

The only request that we will place is, don’t cheat! You can find answers to all these questions with a quick Google search but that will take the fun out of this quiz. If you don’t succeed to pass the quiz in your first attempt, you are free to play it as many times as you want.

Don’t hesitate to tag along your friends and family members! Time to play the ear quiz!

Does the Eustachian tube connect the eye to the nose?

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No! The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to our throat.

Humans can hear higher frequency sounds than dogs and cats?

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False. Cats beat both humans and dogs in having greater sound sensitivity. The hearing range of humans, dogs, and cats is 64 to 23,000; 67-45,000; and 45-64,000 Hertz respectively.

Which part of the ear translates sound to electric signals?

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The cochlea is the part of the ear that translates sound to electric signals.

How many bones are present in the middle ear?

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There are three bones in the middle ear which are – malleus, incus, and stapes.

Pinna is a part of which ear?

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Pinna or auricle is the part of the outer ear.

What do we call the doctor which deals with ear and its infections?

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An otologist is a doctor who deals with ear and its infections.

Which of the following diseases is related to ear?

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All of the above. Vertigo, Meniere’s disease and labyrinthitis are related to ear.

How many types of ear infections are present?

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There are three types of ear infections. They are – otitis externa (swimmer’s ear), otitis media with effusion (middle ear infection), and acute otitis media.

Is cleaning your ears with cotton swabs advised by doctors?

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There are multiple cases where cotton swabs or Q-tips have ruptured eardrums. It may even cause deafness, loss of taste, facial paralysis, nausea, vomiting, etc.

Do most of the ear infections occur in children below six years of age?

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Five out of six children suffer from at least a single ear infection by the time they reach three years.

Hearing loss is experienced at what decibel?

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Hearing loss is experienced at 85 decibels (sound of a vacuum cleaner) and higher if you continuously and repeatedly listen to the sound.

Is the smallest bone of our body is present in our ears?

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Yes! The smallest bone of our body is present in our ears is the stapes.

Is cochlea responsible for balance?

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No. The eustachian tube is responsible for the balance. The cochlea is responsible for transforming the sound into neural messages.

Is tensor tympani the only muscle present in our ear?

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No. There are two muscles in our ears. The first one is tensor tympani and the other one is stapedius.

Which bone is attached to the eardrum?

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Malleus or the hammer is attached to the eardrum.

Which part separates the middle and outer ear?

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Eardrum or tympanic membrane separates the middle ear from the outer ear.

You hear a popping sound when flying in a plane because of which part of the ear?

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The eustachian tube is the organ that helps in maintaining the balance of our body. When the airplane descends or climbs, the air pressure drops and the eustachian tube doesn’t get enough time to adjust to this change in air pressure drop. This causes popping sound in the eustachian tube.

Hearing loss affects mostly elderly adults. Is this statement true or false?

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People aged 65 and above are at a higher risk of suffering from hearing loss. Changes in ear, medications, changes in neural pathways from ear to brain are few of the major causes of hearing loss.

What is the purpose of Earwax?

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All of the above. The purpose of earwax is to trap germs, dirt from entering the inner ear and it also helps in cleaning out the ear. It also helps in lubricating the ear canal.

Which part of the ear is vulnerable to damage if something gets into your ears?

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If anything, even as small as an ant gets into the ear, there is a danger of your eardrum or tympanic membrane getting ruptured. The insect may even scratch or bite the eardrum. In this case, you will see a bloody discharge from the eardrum.

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